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SHOT CALLER

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SHOT CALLER

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 120m 17s

BBFCInsight strong bloody violence, language, sexual violence references, nudity

Genre(s) Crime, Drama

Director(s) Ric Roman Waugh

Cast includes Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Jon Bernthal, Lake Bell, Holt McCallany, Benjamin Bratt, Jessy Schram

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 10/11/2017

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

SHOT CALLER is a US drama in which a convict is forced to join a prison gang.

Violence

There are multiple brutal stabbings resulting in bloody aftermath detail. A man bleeds to death after his throat is cut with a razor blade. There are further bloody images in the aftermath of shootings.

A group of men pin another man to his bed and rape him. We hear sexual-sounding groans and creaking bed springs but the sexual violence is not shown on screen. Another scene contains brief and non-graphic verbal references to child sex abuse.

Language

There is frequent use of strong language ('f**k', 'motherf**ker'). Milder terms include 'pussy', 'bitches', 'shit', 'bullshit', 'ass', 'piss' and 'screwed'.

Nudity

There is brief sexualised female breast nudity when a woman lies naked on a bed to offer a man sex.

Infrequent sequences of drug misuse include people cutting and snorting cocaine and a man smoking a crack pipe. There are also visual and verbal references to drug smuggling. Infrequent moderate sex references include a man referring to a group of women as 'dirt legs'. Further issues include occasional images of racist skinhead tattoos including swastikas; the work as a whole does not condone racist attitudes or behaviour.

Details

Title
SHOT CALLER
Year
2017
Distributor(s)
Altitude Film Distribution
Classified date(s)
08/11/2017
Main language
English
Submitted run time
120m 17s
BBFC reference
AVV357698
Remarks
Widescreen

Components List

This work is made up of a number of separate components. Note that since February 2001 the BBFC has measured each component separately, but older works may not have the exact details, only a list of titles

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Rating information

The version of this work detailed above is rated by the BBFC under the Video Recordings Act 1984 for use on any Packaged Media format (including DVD, Blu-ray and VHS). This classification may also be used when the same work is made available on Digital Video Platforms (including Video On Demand) provided that the platform is licenced to use BBFC ratings.

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